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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
21 years experience Addiction Medicine
Water pills: Water pills are primarily used for swollen ankles and high blood pressure, however they are also used to loose weight. They cause you to urinate mor ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Diuretics: Divided into classes by part of the kidney they act on. They are used for fluid overload as in CHF or to lower BP. There are weak diuretics like hydr ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Questions?: Your actual question is easy to understand; however, i'm having questions with your health hx, as shown. It shows you are 54 y/o and on birth control ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: And for good reasons. Unsupervised use is dangerous.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Generally yes: Hard to answer without knowing the precise medication prescribed, but most diuretics are safe for daily use. Some may require intermittent lab monitor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
There: Isn't an over the counter diuretic.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Diuretic: Diuretics can change the osmolality of blood if enough water leaves the system. This could be expressed as 'thicker' blood, but we don't say that.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
More restroom time: Other than a marked increase in awareness of where restrooms are located after taking lasix, (furosemide) the biggest side effect profile to monitor w ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That should not have any effect on a diuretic.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Doc: You should check with your doc unless you are suicidal.

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